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Certified Organic Farms

“An organic farm, properly speaking, is not one that uses certain methods and substances and avoids others; it is a farm whose structure is formed in imitation of the structure of a natural system that has the integrity, the independence and the benign dependence of an organism” Wendell Berry, “The Gift of Good”   USDA Certified Organic: Abundant Life Organic …

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Red Shed Produce

Red Shed Produce 1800 Road Delta, CO 970-874-8888 Conventional and organically grown fruit and vegetables. Red Shed Produce is a family operated business in Delta, CO. We do our best to provide the finest local produce direct from the farmers in our community. You can be assured that the produce you get from us has been allowed to ripen to …

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Leroux Creek Vineyards

Leroux Creek Vineyards 12388  3100 Road Hotchkiss, CO 970-872-4746 Our vineyards cover 4 acres of our 54 acre farm. We grow two hybrid varieties—Chambourcin and Cayuga. All of our grapes are raised organically. The vineyard is in the West Elk American Viticultural Area (AVA) and we share grapes, knowledge, experience and the occasional glass of wine with the other vintners …

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North Fork Uncorked

The wineries of the North Fork will be holding special events, dinners and tours to showcase the quality and uniqueness of the Valley. This is an opportunity for you to see the Valley from a new perspective, through the eyes of a vineyardist and winemaker. Events – June 17- 18, 2017 To kick off the season, the West Elk winemakers invite …

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Certified Naturally Grown

Certified Naturally Grown is a non-profit alternate farm assurance certification program created for small-scale organic farmers.  The goal is to strengthen the organic movement by preserving high organic standards and removing financial barriers that tend to exclude smaller farms that are selling locally and directly to their customers. Certified Naturally Grown Farms: Austin Family Farm:  970-260-4298 Cobblestone Farm:  970-872-3026 Dancing Dog Farm:  970-872-1109 Fire Mountain Farm & Apiary:  970-527-4499 …

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Conventional

Delta County provides a wide variety of conventional farms with vegetables, fruits, and meat options for the local consumer. Hardin’s Natural Foods 31424 Highway 92 Hotchkiss 970-872-3019 Hours:  Monday- Saturday 9-6  Sunday 12-5 We are a full service natural foods market featuring: Local, organic produce Organic meats Grocery items Organic Dairy and Frozen items Picnic and camping foods Gluten Free products …

Groceries

Hardin’s Natural Foods 31424 Highway 92 Hotchkiss 970-872-3019 Hours:  Monday- Saturday 9-6  Sunday 12-5 We are a full service natural foods market featuring: Local, organic produce Organic meats Grocery items Organic Dairy and Frozen items Picnic and camping foods Gluten Free products Vegetarian and Vegan friendly products Bulk fruit, nuts, grains and beans Organic, fair trade coffees, teas and chocolates Over …

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West Elks AVA

West Elks  American Viticultural Area encompasses the wine growing region of Delta County, CO.  Known for some of the highest altitude vineyards of North America, Delta County, CO, produces some of the best Colorado wines.  The high elevation, coupled with very low humidity and cool nights is the secret in retaining a higher degree of acidity as the grapes ripen.  The vineyards …

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Classic Western Slope Farms and Ranches Are on His Radar

Who would you talk to about buying the ranch? It would have to be someone with succinct knowledge on the area, complete understanding of the local market, custom-made banking skills and long roots in these valleys. I guess the listings say it all, and at Shaffer Real Estate in downtown Austin, Colorado, farms, ranches and recreational properties are anything from run of the mill. …

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A Touch of Provence in Hotchkiss

We arrived at Leroux Creek Vineyards on a sunny mid-morning and were greeted by Bon Bon and Piaf, two interested Corgis. The vineyards ramble to the Southwest. An early 70s vintage MG sits in the driveway. “I guess I’m a bit of an Anglophile,” says wine maker Yvon Gros, who with his wife Joanna of Leroux Creek Vineyards on Rogers …